Catholic Connection – June 20, 2019 – Hour 1

+  Intro and News

+  Teresa's Two Cents

+  Former airline pilot appointed to lead diocese of Saginaw, MI

  • Description: Pope Francis has named Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota, the next bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan. In Saginaw, Gruss succeeds Bishop Joseph Robert Cistone, who died Oct. 16, 2018 at the age of 69, after a battle with lung cancer. Bishop Walter A. Hurley, bishop emeritus of Grand Rapids, has overseen the administration of the diocese since Cistone’s death.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Bishop Robert Gruss

      Gruss began his studies for the priesthood at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa where he earned a bachelor's degree in theology in 1990. He earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree in 1993 and Master in Spiritual Theology in 1994 from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, Italy. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Davenport by Bishop William Franklin at Sacred Heart Cathedral on July 2, 1994. He has served as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Rapid City in South Dakota since 2011. In 2019 he was named the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw in Michigan.

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